I’m putting together a list of knitting stuff I want for when relatives ask for gift ideas, and I really want to make a sweater. I want something that isn’t really loose or baggy and looks younger as I am in college. I found these two patterns online and like both of them. Abotanicity says that it is harder, but I have absolutely abysmal crocheting skills and don’t really understand any of the directions surrounding the crochet cast on in Amused. For those of you with more experience than I, would Abotanicity truly be more difficult than Amused? I have made a pair of socks, a fair isle headband, and several hats in the round in addition to a few smaller flat pieces. Or, does anyone have a pattern that they can suggest? I don’t want to have to sew, so seamless is a must. Also, would Knitpicks Palette yarn work for Abotanicity or Wool of the Andes for Amused?
Lastly, I don’t have a set of interchangeable needles, so I wanted to try and estimate the size needle I would need. Is there some way to guess what size needle you need to obtain gague without actually having to try different needle sizes with that specific yarn?